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FAA Recruiting Pilots at AirVenture 2024 for Research Study

The FAA is recruiting pilots attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 to participate in a paid FAA research study. Eligible pilots who participate will receive a prepaid gift card between $300 and $500 (dependent upon current medical privileges at time of participation) on the day of the study.

  • To be eligible for this study, you must have flown or logged simulator time at least once in the last 6 months.
  • For pilots with an FAA Class III medical certificate, we are currently recruiting approximately 160 pilots who are 25+ years of age.
  • For pilots with an FAA Class I or II medical certificate, we are currently recruiting approximately 14 pilots who are 60+ years of age.

Participation takes approximately 4 hours (including breaks) and involves completing two computerized cognitive tests related to tasks such as working memory, attention, mental rotation, and multitasking performance. This study has received FAA IRB approval.

The purpose of this study is to obtain pilot normative data for these computerized tests. The FAA uses these tests to help recertify pilots for flying following a medical event (e.g., stroke, head injury, certain medication). The results of this study will help ensure that aeromedical decision-making is based on the most current scientific data and will contribute to the safety of the national airspace system. More information is available on the FAA Cognitive Test PAID Study (Cogstudy) FAQs.

If you are planning to attend AirVenture this year, we would like to schedule your participation in this important research!

To schedule, complete this short form to select your top two preferred dates and times.

If you are eligible, you will receive a follow-up phone call (or email) from a third-party contractor, Cherokee Federal, to confirm your time slot. Note that depending on your phone provider, the call identifier may appear to be SPAM.

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